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Pressed Flowers – flowers pressing against the glassed back of a bus stop

I’ve just got in from a walk to the local shopping centre to post a birthday card to my sister. It will arrive late, but she knows I will remember her on the day anyway.

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Reflections of Street & Garden on Bus Stop Window

We both miss the cards we would receive from our mother every birthday – usually a day or two early, or just on time. And the presents. My sister’s birthday gifts being ‘summer-themed’, mine ‘winter themed’. (I received I don’t know how many woollen scarves and gloves and hats and one year a pair of sheepskin ear muffs).

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Roger’s Sunflower

Our neighbour is growing some splendid sunflowers this year, I couldn’t resist taking a snap as I passed them on my way back from the shops.

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A Van Gogh

I enjoyed watching the movie ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ the other day. It’s a film about Van Gogh and for me was notable for, among other things, its cinematography of autumn tones, with sunflowers featuring more than once.

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Flax seeds and the last of the Fairy Whips

Also as I was passing, I threw one or two appreciative glances at the flora along our driveway.

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Spent Pods

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Tree Appreciation

I have never really fully appreciated that we actually have trees on our property. I don’t believe that we ever ‘own’ trees (we didn’t even plant the ones we have). Trees cannot really be owned, just looked after and admired. I perhaps don’t pay the ones on our property enough attention. Maybe it’s time to start.

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Daughter-in law Kate’s Garden

Nearly home, I popped inside the gate of my son and daughter-in-law’s flat to take some shots of their garden.

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Tall Poppy

The garden is flourishing with the poppies in particular putting on a show.

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Garden Eye Candy

 

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3 thoughts on “Quick Takes

  1. I love your “pressed flowers”! Made me think of terrariums and when I did a search I found an Auckland company that specialises in them and they send diy kits nationwide. They have nice examples at their website https://www.houseofbotanica.co.nz/collections/terrariums We’ve decided we’ll take a look at that Van Gogh movie you’ve mentioned. Lovely sunflower shot i.e. “A Van Gogh”. I haven’t heard of Fairy Whips, so funny! We call them Angel’s Fishing Rods. Great names!

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  2. Just back from Dunedin. After I told Nigel about the Van Gogh movie yesterday, we left Gore a couple of hours later and got the 5pm session. We didn’t know his background so the movie was an immense surprise yet we enjoyed it nonetheless. What a story! It was a spur-of-the-moment decision but we’ve had a great little “holiday” away! đŸ™‚

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  3. Glad you enjoyed the movie and your Dunedin mini holiday. It’s a little tricky recommending a movie because it’s not certain that someone else will like what you like. But I did like that movie and still think about the colours and paintings in it. Also learning more about Van Gogh was a bonus.

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